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November 19, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Penguins Edge Out Bond For #1 Spot

In what was a very close race for box office supremacy, the dancing penguin cartoon Happy Feet narrowly edged out a strong debut for the new James Bond actioner Casino Royale for the number one spot in North America this weekend.More…

November 16, 2006

Box Office Guru Preview: Toon and Bond Battle for #1 Spot

It's a box office battle royale at the multiplexes this weekend as two guys in penguin suits fight over the number one spot with their new releases.More…

November 16, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Casino Royale" Fresh, Certified Fresh; "Happy Feet" Shows Fancy Footwork; Guess The Tomatometer for "Prison"

This week at the movies prompts several questions. Will the latest Bond movie ("Casino Royale," starring Daniel Craig) leave pundits shaken and stirred? Can penguins learn to dance ("Happy Feet," featuring voice work by Elijah Wood, Nicole Kidman, and Robin Williams)? And can prison be fun ("Let's Go to Prison," starring Dax Shepard)? Find out what the critics have to say!More…

November 8, 2006

Wilmer Valderrama Serves Up Some "CHiPs" Talk

Prepare yourself: Wilmer Valderrama is going to play Francis "Ponch" Poncherello in the upcoming "CHiPs" movie. Erik Estrada must be spinning in his gr- - uh, he must be upset. But Valderrama says he will give the original Ponch his props in the new movie.More…

June 2, 2006

Check Out "A Scanner Darkly" Producer's FilmForce Blog!

"A Scanner Darkly" producer Tommy Pallotta has a blog on the IGN FilmForce site. Pallotta, who also produced "Waking Life," has been instrumental in the use of the digital rotoscope style of those Richard Linklater-produced films.More…

May 30, 2006

CANNES: So, When Can I See These Movies?

For those of you who have been following Rotten Tomatoes' coverage of the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, one major question may have crossed your mind: When will I get to see these movies? Well, some of them will be screened in the coming months, but for many others, their status is still up in the air.More…

May 29, 2006

CANNES: "Fast Food Nation" Cast And Writers Offer Food For Thought

"Fast Food Nation" is a film about the fast food industry, but the points it makes are not limited to burger chains, writer Eric Schlosser said. "I think you could have looked at a number of other industries in the same period of time and written a similar sort of book," he said. "The reason this book was effective in some ways is that it took [a look at] an industry that everyone has a connection to."More…

May 21, 2006

CANNES: Blog Day Three & Four: "Volver," "Shortbus," and Celebrity Encounter

Senh, Tim, and Jen are over in France covering the biggest and most glamorous film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival. Staying true to the theme "Rotten Tomatoes Eat France," our intrepid trio is eating (and drinking) up the sights and the sounds of what the festival has to offer.More…

May 20, 2006

CANNES: "Fast Food Nation," "An Inconvenient Truth" Effective and Entertaining

Studio head Samuel Goldwyn famously said, "Call Western Union if you want to send a message." For a movie to effectively espouse a political leaning, it must be effective and entertaining on its own terms. Richard Linklater's "Fast Food Nation" and Davis Guggenheim's "An Inconvenient Truth," a fiction film and a documentary, respectively, both largely succeed in this regard.More…

May 17, 2006

CANNES: Festival Begins with "Da Vinci"

Day one of the Cannes Film Festival has begun, with last night's opening screening of "The Da Vinci Code," and the next eleven days promise even more glitz, big names, and world cinema on the Croisette's famed red carpet.More…